Depressed, Addicted, Homeless

Sure, we all have our down days—our feeling kind of blue days, but when the days linger into weeks and weeks into months we may have a problem. Without professional help, many seek relief with a temporary fix called alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this not-so-quick fix can...

Addiction is a Disease

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness, understanding of mental, and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This, the 30th Anniversary of...

Thanks, I Needed That!

My cousin, Mickey, assured me, “God wants you to be a caring person, Diane, but He’s not calling you to be a doormat.” Mickey’s honest statement was my, “Thanks I needed that!” moment. It got me thinking, Am I that fixated on trying...

And Yet Another Year – – –

Another loss. For those who have lost loved ones to drug overdose, I have no words. Only hugs and love and ears to listen. What else do we have to offer but a listening heart and caring spirit? Thousands of people die each year from a drug overdose. They come from all...

Recovery is Possible . . .

. . . When we believe in a Power great than ourselves – one day, one step, one positive thought at a time. They swarmed around like bees, but by the power of the Lord, I got rid of them and their fiery sting (Psalm 118:12...